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Poster: adks12020 Date: May 4, 2012 6:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: keith's best moment?

It's not a snippet but I that that some of Keiths best playing was with Jerry Garcia Band. This show is a good example. http://tela.sugarmegs.org/_asxtela/jgb1978-02-18.asx ... Keith is on fire this whole show.

As an aside, I don't think Keith gets enough credit for his contributions to the band. His playing was so important for their sound in the 70s and, while I don't think he was the "lead player" that Brent was, i think his style allowed for Bobby's peculiar lead/rythm style of playing to develop because of how well he held down the rythm and how well he played off of both Jerry and Bobby. He was always finding the gaps and filling them with little flourishes or answering their lines with subtle responses that really filled in the sound.

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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: May 4, 2012 6:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: keith's best moment?

Interesting... I have never really delved into JGB, they never quite hooked me. Maybe I'll check this out.

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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: May 4, 2012 10:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: keith's best moment?

I've seen the JGB quite a few times and for me on piano Nickey Hopkins did the band justice,he was so fluent and steady that when he left I thought a big hole in the sound would appear.As it was the B-3 Hammond of both Merle and Howard proved how powerful that instrument was.For me it's a pick-um between the organ and a proficient piano player. As for Keith in the Jerry band I really do not remember ever seeing that combo.It goes w/o saying for the Dead I liked Keith much better than Brent...RIP all 5 of those dudes.Oh yea,John also I'm losing count w/ the deceased.

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Poster: adks12020 Date: May 4, 2012 6:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: keith's best moment?

He's especially good throughout the Catfish John... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHbWLdYnhLo

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Poster: Skobud Date: May 4, 2012 7:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: keith's best moment?

I totally agree. I have always said that I think the GD owe everything to the Godchaux's. SUre, they would have made it anyhow, but without Kieth's jazzy influence who knows how the sound would have developed. Pairing up with the Godchaux's was a quintessential moment in GD history imo. It changed everything.

Try 6/18/74 Dew on for size...My Kieth moment - When they are reeling it in ever so softly. Its the first song on the WOS RT bonus disc. Cant link it.